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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 731,071 Total number of refugees

  • 38,858 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.7% Percentage of women and girls

  • 56.6% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,071 of concern (As of 31 January 2015)

Funding

USD 280.0 million requested

UNHCR Presence

11 Feb 2016 description
report Save the Children

A blog by Grant Pritchard, Director of Advocacy, Communications and Media, Save the Children Yemen

The scale of suffering in Yemen is staggering.

Ten months on since the escalation in this pointless, protracted and bloody conflict has left the Middle East’s already poorest and most under-developed country now witnessing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with 21.2 million people – or 82% of the population - now in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, including close to 10 million children.

10 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • On 21 January, UNICEF’s Representative participated in an inter-agency UN mission led by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. The mission visited the Taiz enclave and witnessed the extreme difficulties faced by people living in the three districts, due to limited access to basic services, goods and supplies.

  • Through local partners, UNICEF has been able to reach some of the most affected communities in Taiz city, however access continues to be challenging for humanitarian actors.

10 Feb 2016 description

Sana'a, 10 February 2016 — Following months of blocked access to Taiz City, Yemen, and in response to mounting emergency health needs, the World Health Organization (WHO) has successfully delivered more than 20 tonnes of life-saving medicines and medical supplies. These medical supplies are critical to meet the most urgent needs in a city where more than 200 000 people continue to live under siege with limited access to humanitarian aid.

10 Feb 2016 description

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has deplored the killing of journalist Hashem Al Hamran in Yemen.

“I condemn the killing of Hashem Al Hamran,” the Director-General said. “His death highlights the imperative need to improve the security of media professionals in all circumstances. The free flow of information is important for any society. It becomes truly vital for civilians living with the hardship of conflict.”

10 Feb 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Aden big prize for coalition, but violence still a problem

  • Coalition, local security forces blame Saleh for unrest

  • Bombings and killings are almost daily occurrences

By Mohammed Ghobari and Yara Bayoumy

CAIRO/DUBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war, with residents facing a wave of bomb and gun attacks that is crippling efforts to stabilise the city.

09 Feb 2016 description

This statement was originally published on ifj.org on 2 February 2016.

09 Feb 2016 description
  • There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

09 Feb 2016 description

Aden and Saada - UNDP in partnership with Abna’a Sa’ada Organization and Nahda Makers launched an emergency management project to restore disrupted solid waste removal service in the governorates of Sa’ada and Aden respectively. This initiative will provide employment opportunities for 250 vulnerable youth in Sa’ada and for 50 youth in Aden, improving the livelihoods of 2,100 family members.

09 Feb 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Tuesday 2/9/2016 - 17:48 GMT

Clashes on Tuesday between Yemeni forces and Al-Qaeda militants in Aden killed at least six people, including four members of the same family, security officials and witnesses said.

Al-Qaeda controls part of the southern port city which has become the temporary headquarters of the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi as it battles to retake large parts of Yemen from Shiite Huthi rebels.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description

Introduction

Food Security Clusters coordinate the food security response in humanitarian emergencies by addressing the issues of food availability, access and utilization.

09 Feb 2016 description

The Huthi armed group and forces allied to it are endangering the lives of thousands of civilians in the southern city of Ta’iz by blocking the entry of crucial medical supplies and food over the past three months, in blatant violation of international humanitarian law, said Amnesty International.

08 Feb 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Between January and December 2015, open sources reported 29 times on administrative decisions by states (26) or non-state actors (3) that affected aid agencies’ abilities to deliver aid. Seven reports referred to newly introduced bills, laws or regulations and 22 described specific measures using existing laws or regulations that affected the work of humanitarian organisations or their local partners.

08 Feb 2016 description
  • On 5 February, the UNSG Ban Ki-moon raised strong concerns over continued Coalition airstrikes on schools, hospitals, mosques and civilian infrastructure in Yemen. He also urged States that are parties to the Arms Trade Treaty to control arms flows to actors that may use them in breach of international humanitarian law.